Climbing, bluemlisalp glacier tour

Activity overview

Hike from Oeschinensee to Blüemlisalp Hut (2,840m). Learn the basics of glacier travel as a Swiss Mountain Guide takes you onto the impressive Blüemlisalp glacier.

The first day, hike unguided to the hut and enjoy a cooked dinner with spectacular views. On the second day, learn about glacier travel and spend the day out on the glacier with a profesional swiss mountain guide before heading back down (unguided) to Kandersteg in the afternoon.

Schedule 
This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

Day 1

08:30 Leave KISC
09:15 Take the gondola up to Oeschinensee
09:30 Follow route 7 to Oeschinensee
11:00 Hike up to Oberbärgli
15:00 Arrive at Blüemlisalp 

Day 2

08:00 Start the glacier tour
12:00 End of the glacier Tour
12:30 Start hiking down to KISC
14:45 Follow route 7 to Oeschinensee gondola
15:45 Take the Oeschinensee gondola
16:30 Arrive back at KISC
Pricing 
  • Price adult: CHF 179.00
  • Price child: CHF 179.00
Price includes Oeschinensee gondola return tickets, overnight in the hut, dinner and breakfast at the hut, specialist equipment and a Swiss mountain guide.
 
Guest cancellation: activity provider's cancellation policy can be found here.
Important information 
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
  • The group must have a good level of fitness. This is a long two day activity.
  • Inform the guide if any members of your group have any learning disabilities or medical conditions. E.g. Asthma, allergies or if you have recently received any medical treatment.
  • This activity is provided by an external company. By purchasing a service of a third party you are accepting the terms and conditions specified by the provider. We accept no liability for services brokered through KISC which are provided by a third party. The invoicing is handled by KISC in the name of the provider.
  • A sheet sleeping bag liner is required for the overnight. If you do not have one then you can rent a sleeping bag liner from Reception for a CHF 3.00 fee and CHF 50.00 deposit.
Equipment 
  • Rucksack - 20 to 40 litres
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Warm clothing - long trousers, fleece, warm hat and gloves (no jeans)
  • Sun protection - sun cream, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Water bottle - 2 litres
  • Food - packed lunch and snacks
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking map, compass and whistle
  • Mobile phone
Extra equipment for overnight activities:
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Huttentest

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided externally
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 days
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 179.00
Price child 
CHF 179.00
Programme theme 
More adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Rovers
Group size 6 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 16 years

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